Two weeks ago the Clown Council discussed legislation pertaining to “ghost guns.”
Today there’s this:
“Transportation Security Administration stopped a man with 3D-printed handgun part in his carry-on baggage at LaGuardia Airport, CBS New York reported. The traveler from Kansas was stopped at a security checkpoint with the weapon July 3. The item included the trigger and body of the gun …”
Not sure why someone would carry the parts in carry-on bags, unless that is all they had.
I don’t think it’s paranoid to say local media is looking for stories to support this legislation.
The following gun bills were discussed at yesterday’s meeting of the Public Safety Committee:
- INT 1553-2019, Prohibits the possession of unfinished frames or receivers.
- INT 1548-2019, Requires the NYPD to report quarterly on the number of 3D-printed guns and so-called “ghost guns,” defined as firearms assembled using an unfinished lower receiver, that are seized by the department.
- RES 866-2019, Resolution calling on Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 7115 the 3-D Firearms Prohibition Act.
So-called “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” have been increasing in popularity around the country
Gun Owners of America began distributing this template for New York municipalities. Essentially, they want municipalities to enact legislation prohibiting the use of monies to enforce the SAFE Act and other gun control laws.
I don’t see any problems asking locals not to spend money on gun control enforcement, however, SAFE itself is funded through the state budget and Albany legislators cannot defund it this way. I am not aware of any New York municipality which has enacted something like this so I am unsure how effective this tactic is even from a public relations standpoint. Generally, the best way to defeat gun control for gun owners to be involved in the selection and election processes for candidates at all levels of government.
A typical tactic of the Left is to make up some phony issue, in this case “ghost” guns, get some of their elected supporters at the local level to pass legislation and/or memorializing resolutions which addresses the “problem”, and use this a mechanism to push for state and/or federal action on similar bills.
With astroturf advocating in Albany this week for even more gun control, I knew the Clown Council was going to chime in on this.
They did not disappoint:
“It will be a crime to own parts that can be used to forge homemade untraceable guns, under new legislation two City Council members are introducing Wednesday, the Daily News has learned. The bootleg weapons — which do not have serial numbers — making them impossible to trace, are commonly referred to as “ghost guns” … City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) said it is “unnerving” that anyone with an internet connection and enough technical expertise can make a customized gun at home … Daneek Miller (D-Queens), who co-sponsored the bills with Rosenthal, said the NYPD has told him police have recovered some ghost guns but did not have a specific number … Miller thinks the bill is a chance to make a statement that might lead to federal legislation down the line. “New York City should be a leader, getting ahead of this,” Rosenthal said …”
Bill numbers are RES 866-2019 and INT 1548-2019.
The Resolution calls upon Congress to enact H.R.7115 from the 2017-18 session. The Introduction amends local law.
At 1:00pm today New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will speak on a gun violence panel, 2019 National Action Network Convention, Sheraton Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.